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Three-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "COWDEN & WILCOX / HARRISBURG. PA", circa 1865, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and flattened rim, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a bird with well-detailed wing and tail feathers, standing on a stylized ground. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market, recently-surfaced example. Several cracks throughout jar, primarily on reverse and left side, including two tiny reglued pieces at the center of a star crack. Staining to surface. A 1 3/4" chip to side of rim adjacent to a small reglued piece. Some small spots of bubbling to cobalt.

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Cowden & Wilcox / Harrisburg, PA Stoneware Bird Crock

Estimate $600 - $800Jul 16, 2016